Monday, January 7, 2013

Father hires cyber assassin to shoot his boy down

Most fathers try to solve their sons cyber gaming addiction by real world solutions. If the son is not a minor there is not so much you can do about it indeed other than talking or even confronting him to reduce time spend on gaming. But this Chinese father found a unique way to  attempt to stop his son.

The 23-year-old son, cited as Mr. Feng, was jobless and spending most of his day by online war games with no interest in anything else. Although the man became quite skillful fighter in the cyberspace, he was wasting his life in the real world and his father was not naturally happy about it.

One day, he start to die immediately every time he has tried to enter the game. This continued on and on and the guy started to become suspicious that someone is deliberately targeting him. He has contacted the "hit men" in-game and asked who they were. The reply was a big shock: They were virtual assassins hired by his own father!

Yes, this Chinese father hired a cyber headhunter to shoot down his son inside the game and destroy his motivation to play more games lol :)

A Chinese father hired a cyber headhunter to shoot down his game addicted son and destroy his
gaming motivation. Photo - Modern Warfare 2
The son is over 18 otherwise the father would probably exile him off to one of China’s notorious online addiction treatment centers. China was one of the first countries in the world to recognize internet addiction as a psychological illness, but the boot camp-style centres set up to treat sufferers have a reputation for being pretty unpleasant places to be.

Original Article is in Japanese. An English article about the story is here.

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